BILLIE JACOBINA IS A PRINTED TEXTILES BASED BRAND, DIRECTED BY BILLIE JACOBINA HERSELF. ADDING TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES IN TO FASHION, BY MAKING THEM CONTEMPORARY, THE BRAND ATTEMPTS TO BREAK BOUNDARIES WITHIN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY, BRINGING BILLIE’S DREAMS AND FANTASIES ALIVE THROUGH HER GARMENTS.

AFTER GRADUATING FROM UCA ROCHESTER AND WOWING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AT GRADUATE FASHION WEEK 2016, BILLIE WON THE GRADUATE FASHION WEEK RESIDENCY AWARD, WHERE SHE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK ON A COLLABORATIVE COLLECTION WITH INDONESIAN DESIGNER BRAND LEKAT. THIS COLLECTION WAS SHOWCASED AT JAKARTA FASHION WEEK AND WITH FASHION SCOUT IN AW17.

IN SEPTEMBER 2016 BILLIE JACOBINA WAS AWARDED FASHION SCOUT'S COVETED "ONES TO WATCH" AWARD. SHE RECEIVED A SPONSORED COLLABORATIVE CATWALK FOR SS17 ALONGSIDE THE OTHER RECIPIENTS, SUPPORTED BY FASHION SCOUT DURING LONDON FASHION WEEK. AFTER SHOWCASING HER COLLECTION IN FEBRUARY BILLIE HAS BEEN WORKING ON SOME EXCITING UP AND COMING PROJECTS. BILLIE IS NOW GOING IN TO HER THIRD SEASON WITH FASHION SCOUT WITH A COLLECTION INSPIRED BY SWEET TREATS AND CAKES. 

 

FREYA, THE ‘WORLD’S FIRST’ SPIRIT DISTILLED FROM BIRCH TREE SAP, HAS COLLABORATED WITH BILLIE JACOBINA TO CREATE A PRINTED TEXTILE PIECE USING THE BRAND’S TREE MOTIF. 

CREATED BY DRINKS GROUP PURE WILD SPIRITS, FREYA IS NAMED AFTER THE NORSE GODDESS OF ‘LOVE, BEAUTY, FERTILITY AND SENSUALITY’. THE LIQUID IS CREATED USING “ONLY SUSTAINABLE METHODS”, DISTILLING BIRCH SAP THAT IS HARVESTED ONCE A YEAR, IN THE SPRING, FROM BIRCH FORESTS IN NORTHERN EUROPE.

THE TEXTILE DESIGN WILL BE UNVEILED AS PART OF BILLIE JACOBINA’S AUTUMN/WINTER ’17 COLLECTION, ACCOMPANIED BY FREYA COCKTAILS.

 

SS18 PRESENTATION

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SS18 lookbook shot by Sam Lort

 

 

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